$76,385
Avg. Salary
$30.79
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,802

Bonus

$2,000

Profit Sharing

$6,104

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Proposal Manager is $30.79 per hour.

The average pay for a Proposal Manager is $76,385 per year.

$17.29
10%
$30.79
50%
$81.92
90%
MEDIAN $30.79
$54k
10%
$76k
50%
$112k
90%
MEDIAN $76,385
$53,784 - $111,773
$54K
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MEDIAN: $76,385
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90%

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$17.29 - $81.92
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$0$118K
Salary $53,784 - $111,773
Bonus $520 - $12,320
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,708
Commission $1,961 - $38,541
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$54,056 - $118,493
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,704
Hourly Data $0$81
Hourly Rate $17.29 - $81.92
Overtime $12.00 - $46.77
Annual Data $0$118K
Bonus $520 - $12,320
Commission $1,961 - $38,541
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,708
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$54,056 - $118,493
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 98

Job Description for Proposal Manager

Proposal managers oversee all of an organization’s proposals. They are typically involved in all aspects of the proposal process, although they may delegate some specific tasks and oversee the final product.

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Proposal Manager Tasks
  • Achieve revenue goals.
  • Spearhead development of marketing.
  • Provide and coordinate presentations.
  • Drive strategic development.
  • Develop and retain clientele.

Proposal Manager Pay By Employer

$0$120K

$92,000

$92,665

$60,000

$97,000

Common Career Paths for Proposal Manager


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Proposal Manager Job Listings

Popular Skills for Proposal Manager


Survey results imply that Proposal Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Sharepoint Server, Tech. Writing Management, Business Development, and Presentation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 15 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe InDesign and Editing. Those proficient in Proposal Writing are, more often than not, also skilled in Project Management and Business Development. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled in Business Development and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Proposal Manager

Pay by Experience for a Proposal Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Proposal Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 327 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Proposal Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 374 salaries. An experienced Proposal Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 362 salaries. A Proposal Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 124 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,698

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Proposal Managers, Fairfax provides a pay rate that is 23 percent greater than the national average. Proposal Managers will also find cushy salaries in Herndon (+21 percent), Huntsville (+20 percent), New York (+19 percent), and Dallas (+17 percent). Columbia is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent.

Proposal Manager Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Proposal Manager?

Proposal Manager in Centreville:
"Learn to set boundaries."
Because this job is driving by client deadlines, it can steamroll over your personal time if you're not careful. Track the peaks and valleys. If you're slammed and working lots of extra hours sometimes, make sure you have slow weeks to catch up on things, too.

Proposal Manager in Parsippany:
"Get ahead of the stress."
Plan your time; find and acquire as much automation for the proposal building and database storage as possible.

Proposal Manager in Dallas:
Project Management is a key skill - Take classes. Learn to write well and develop presentation skills. You'll need them every day. The Executive Summary will sell the deal to the customer. Join APMP.

Proposal Manager in Denver:
"Proposal manager advice."
It can be a rewarding job, but it is repetitive at times and has stressful periods when managing multiple proposals is required.

Proposal Manager in Wilton:
"Learn About A Lot Of Things."
Be prepared to work harder than you ever have; have a sense of humor; understand that the people you work with have a different agenda from you.

Proposal Manager in Washington:
Seek out working with a supervisor who understands the need for flexible scheduling since Business Development may have long hours.

Proposal Manager in Exton:
"Have a voice in the projects that you are assigned."
Insist on input to the go/no go decision making process.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Proposal Manager

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 315 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Proposal Manager Salaries

▲26%

▲17%

▲5%

National Average
$78,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Proposal Manager Salaries




▲9%







Request For Proposal (RFP) Creation
▲2%


National Average
$78,000

▼3%

▼5%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 315 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 8%